Writer and Social Media Content Creator – Student Intern
The UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMAD) is seeking a self-motivated, quick learner with excellent writing skills to serve as a writer and social media content creator undergraduate intern.
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has its roots in student-led activism and society’s calls for equity and change. We create pathways for diverse populations to access postsecondary opportunities, nurture and support their academic success, and cultivate a campus climate that enriches the educational experience for all.
This position will work closely with the OMA&D Director of Communication to write and publish content, and expand the department’s storytelling capacity.
As part of our commitment to the student experience, and the Division of Student Life will review each student employees academic progress via GPA reviews. The intent of these grade checks is to offer our student employees holistic support and connect students to resources and academic support services should the need arise. These reviews will begin after you complete your first quarter of employment. GPA reviews have no impact on your selection for the position or your standing as an employee once you begin employment.
- Research and write content for online and social media publishing.
- Produce original online content and write headlines to SEO standards under editor’s guidance.
- Research, fact-check, and copy-edit material.
- Interview students, staff, leadership, donors, and community stakeholders to write profile pieces.
- Coordinate with program staff across OMAD to execute communications plan and strategy as assigned.
- Review and provide input on OMAD Communications Plan and OMAD Strategic Plan.
- UW Undergraduate with an interest in writing, digital media, communications, or related fields preferred but any student with excellent writing skills and an interest in diversity may apply.
- Must be comfortable in a multicultural and diverse environment and an awareness of and sensitivity to issues facing underrepresented communities
- Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to take initiative
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Understanding of content strategy and audience engagement
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Google Drive
- Basic graphic design skills using Adobe Creative Suite to retouch and resize photos
- Familiar with WordPress.
- Familiar with updating social media properties.
- Video publishing skills.
- Awareness or familiarity with web site and content accessibility standards.
- Student will develop a portfolio of published material.
- Student will have exposure to senior UW leadership for projects.
- Student develop and/or improve project management skills and coordination with multiple stakeholders.
- Student will have opportunity to create and provide input on communications plans and editorial calendars.
- Flexible, up to 14 hours per week.
- Workstation available when we return to in-person instruction. Remote work available.
- 2021-2022 Academic year, with the possibility of working 2021 Summer Term.
Open until selected but preference given to applications received by June 1, 2021. Writing samples should include at least one profile piece or interview.